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but mess things up. yes, if you can believe the g.o.p. presidential obama is responsible for pretty much everything that's wrong in washington, d.c. today including the traffic. from refusing to reach out across the aisle to the sequester that threatens to disembowel the federal government with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts starting a week from this friday, it is all obama's fault. though if you can believe the president, imagine this now, let me stretch your credulity here, the president wasn't entirely to blame. >> obama: the whole design of these arbitrary cuts was to make them so unattractive and so unappealing that democrats and republicans would actually get together and find a good compromise. unfortunately, congress didn't compromise. >> john: mr. obama at least seemed logical to compromise with republicans. >> obama: i am willing to cut more spending that we don't need. get rid of programs that aren't working. i've laid out specific reforms to our entitlement programs. >> john: now if you're like me you just heard the president offer to cut spending and reform entitlement progr
the obama administration and the reporters who cover the president. >> the events this weekend made you rethink the level of transparency within the administration. >> and the fact that the president wanted to play golf with a golf pro? >> and what obama didn't want a photo op with tiger, tiger is the 1%, tiger is rich. >> and he was my partner and as i said, we won. >> this white house is the most closed white house we've ever had. i don't think the golf thing would be such a big issue except it's kind of the straw that broke the camel's back. >> i think it's safe to say, folks, obama's now spent more time with tiger woods than he has with the republican leadership. >> and he's an avid golfer and so am i. >> this white house determined the press corps so far has taken it, what they will cover and what they won't. >> the first official confirmation that anybody in this room received of that-- that the president was playing golf was from the white house press office. no reporter had any access different from the-- >> and anybody has a chance to play 18 holes with tiger woods ought to be
everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
more concerned with, truth or propaganda? what's obama more concerned with, truth or propaganda? >> so, it would appear that invoking hitler and the philosophy that led directly to the holocaust is perfectly fine when it's applied to the president but not when it comes to karl rove. conservative hypocrisy on hitler at its blatant best. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> the roar of the right. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews. in washington, let me start with this tonight, with the angriest cries from the right. listen to them. they arise from the last row of the latest town meeting of the tea party. they voices reach up to the highest levels of the gop. the republican party, a long time ago the party of prudence and fiscal responsibility is now the war party of the mideast, the stop the government party here at home. watch tonight as someone who has pander eed to those extreatme t. we start tonight with the tea party and what it does to someone like john mccain. i told you it would come to this and now we've got the proof
. >> the republican party has mobilized the far right over the last few years to beat back obama to, you know, win the house with the tea party in 2010 and they have sort of -- now they're kind of stuck with these people. >> you mean to say if you play hopscotch or piggyback with j.d. hey hayworth and try to go to his right you may be expected to be at his right. and there's john mccain, the executive producer deserves a lot of praise. here's john mccain 20 -- what is it now, 2013. trying to disremember he was john mccain 2010. long ago he was john mccain 2000. >> john mccain did what he could to climb aboard the tea party express. >> to get re-elected. >> to get re-elected. and now he's confronting his old self as he argues with the guy he was a few years ago, as john reese said. and john mccain has never been good at hiding his anger or his contempt for people he considers to be idiots that are in his way. >> except that moment happened to disagree with him because he said to build that dang fence. >> john mccain is the perfect expression, the perfect 'embod embodiment of the schizophrenia the r
obama had this warning today. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction-- people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> pelley: mr. obama wants more tax revenue. the republicans say no, and each side says it's up to the other to give in. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major, what next? >> well, the continued effort by the white house, scott, to apply public pressure on republicans to relent. this will be done in public events like we saw today. it's already been done privately. top government officials are warning businesses they could be harmed by these looming spending cuts. here's one example we've learned of. last friday, top officials at the agriculture department warned meat and poultry producers that there might not be enough federal inspectors to keep their processing plants open and operating. these warnings are designed to motivate businesses to plead with republicans to find another wa
to do something right. today president obama warned of the casualties, a weakened national defense, the huge loss of jobs, and with it a crippling of the recovery. by the way, with that ax ready to fall, he offered a way out of the endless government shutdowns and the fearfulness and the low morale that goes with it. will the republicans respond to anything he says now? will they at least try to avoid another slam bang crash in washington? will they pull back from the brink and start climbing mountains instead of crashing over cliffs? i've got two former party chairs with me, republican michael steele and democrat ed rendell, both msnbc political analysts. let's start with the president this morning in the stark terms he laid out for republicans. it's not just the economy that will suffer from the looming cuts next week. that's march 1st. national security will as well, and it's seriously at risk. >> already the threat of these cuts has forced the navy to delay an aircraft carrier that was supposed to deploy to the persian gulf, and as our military leaders have made clear, changes
>>> things are still moving forward on immigration after president obama picked up a phone to reach out to republicans. he called john mccain and lindsay graham and marco rubio. in a statement the white house said the president reiterated that he remained supportive of the effort underway in congress. as that phone call came in for one senator, so did something of a backlash for constituents. at two town hall meetings in arizona, john mccain had to defend his position on immigration and it got heated. several voters called illegal immigrants criminals and asked why armed soldiers can't defend the entire border. >> cut off their welfare and all of their stuff and go back. >> majority of them are not -- >> you're a senator with the federal government and you're doing nothing about it. you said build a dang fence. where's the fence? >> in case you missed it, i showed you -- >> that's not a fence. >> it's a banana, we've put up a banana with all -- >> let me bring in "washington post" reporter felicia san dez and jackie, we knew this wasn't going to be easy. what do you think away from
dress up like a mailman. >>> president obama bailed out the auto industry to save michigan. what about the city of detroit? does it deserve a federal bailout, too? it's billions of dollars in debt, losing its tax base and today detroit is one step closer to declaring bankruptcy which would make it the largest municipality, municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. back to the idea of the federal government bailing out detroit. such a thing is not unprecedented. mark binelli from "rolling stone" points out "when new york teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s it was famously told in the headline of the daily news to "drop dead" but president gerald r. ford changed his mind and dumped out $2.3 billion in 1975 in federal loans. that was a lot of money. mark binelli is author of "detroit city: the place to be, the afterlife of an american metropol metropolis" and in detroit mark wolf. tom i want to start with you, the reason we're doing the story is because the state of michigan says detroit is on the verge of collapse. help us understand what's happening now. >> what's happened over
. he was 20 years old, lived with his parents. he had no criminal record. >>> president obama ratcheting up the pressure on congress to avoid forced across the board spending cuts, cuts that kick in march 1. the president spoke as first responders looked on. >> these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an ob tracks. people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> the president criticized republican ideas for avoiding the cuts because they ask nothing he says from the wealthiest americans or from big corporations. >>> just when you thought the government had run out of things to tax, oh, no. a houston suburb with a budget problem has started to charge a crash tax. start next month. drivers will pay up to two grand for road service depending on how bad their auto wreck is even if they don't call for help. i mean, if the county has to pay to help, you know, move those -- >> the pictures of the crashes that they were showing, horrific. a
. memorials were erected to the 26 victims. president obama read out 26 names. but there was a 27th person murdered that day-- the gunman's mother, nancy lanza. >> nancy lanza is the person adam was closest to in the world. she was the first person he killed. he shot her four times in the head while she was in bed, and then he went off to sandy hook elementary school. if we can begin to understand adam's relationship with nancy, we probably can begin to understand adam. >> one of the things that josh and i talked about early on when we were given this assignment is the fact that it didn't seem like nancy was ever really mentioned as a victim in this case. we had heard a lot of different things about her through other news outlets. we weren't even sure if they were true. we come to find out later that some of them weren't. >> we knew there was some diagnosis, some... deficit, some social deficiency, and how that complicated their relationship and what it took to bring this kid along, and some... to some degree what happened, those were our marching orders. >> there are going to be many obst
, the whole scandal of the senate seat that was vacated by then senator president obama. he was looking at jesse jackson jr. from that and then this broader examination which led to the misuse of campaign funds which is why we are here today. >> this seems to be the end of the story in some ways. lisa sylvester in washington, thank you. >>> we're going to talk about this case with our legal experts later this half-hour. >>> meanwhile, a massive explosion blows the roof of a popular restaurant during happy hour. the this morning the search is on fr one person believed to be missing, a woman who worked there. here's cnn's ted roll lands. >> reporter: the explosion which witnesses say could be felt blocks away engulfed jj's restaurants. flames towered into the sky and black smoke could be seen for miles. >> we live two blocks down and we felt our building shake and we thought a car ran into our apartment. >> reporter: there were reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explosion. fortunately several people inside the restaurant were evacuated just minutes before the blast. the cause
that the tiger woods/president obama duo defeated ron kirk and the houston astros owner jim crane. as for the president's game, tiger says the president has amazing touch, chipping and putting. >> he was actually gushing about the president's game. he said if the president had time to work on his game more he would really develop. >> he did nwhat a great second tiger woods, a man so far down in his shoes and look he's now golfing with the president. >> although the president won't allow pictures to be taken of it so back to an extent. >> i think that's the president's vanity of having a crappy game. >> oscar pistorius' bail hearing was contentious this morning, the defense and the prosecution giving different versions of what happened the day that pistorius' girlfriend was murdered. we'll have the details at the top of the hour. >>> one of the most popular shows on tv right now, alex karpovsky who plays ray on "girls" will join us live, that's ahead. >> young girls and older ladies. it's the in betweens that are a problem. [fight bell: ding, ding] how many here are google users? w
obama has had with those key republicans on immigration reform. late today the white house put out word the president called up senators lindsey graham, john mccain, and marco rubio to support their efforts on the issue and urged the senate to pass a bill as soon as possible. senator rubio's office tells nbc news the senator appreciated the president's call and is hopeful they can come up with a bill that will win bipartisan support. we will be right back. that is good news. >>> we're back. we've all heard the story of oscar pistorius, the inspiring double amputee olympic athlete who is being accused of killing his girlfriend. the blade runner has been charged with murdering his 30-year-old model girlfriend in the early morning hours of valentine's day. pistorius was in court again today, pleading innocent. prosecutors said it was premeditated murder. fans were stunned when they heard about the incident, stunned their hero might be capable of such an act as murder. let's think about this. why are we so quick to give athletes the hero title or assumption thinking they're super on and off
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